10 Tips For Reducing The Appearance Of Stretch Marks - Glam (2022)

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It's finally becoming more commonplace for stretch marks to be celebrated as part of our characters — evensupermodels are embracing them, per NBC —rather than scorned as flaws, but that doesn't mean that you have to be buddies with yours if you don't love them. According to the Mayo Clinic, stretch marks can vary in color and size depending on how long you've had them, what caused them, and where they are on your body.

Stretch marks appear when the skin is stretched due to some kind of skin trauma, and it does not have the necessary elasticity to keep from ripping. Essentially, stretch marks are portions of the skin where the skin barrier is thinner. Usually, fresh stretch marks will be dark, red, or purple in color, and they might even feel sore. Older stretch marks will fade to white-pink and will sometimes be tender if poked.

Certain people might be more prone to getting stretch marks throughout their lifetime. Risk factors that increase your chances include having a personal family history of stretch marks, being pregnant, rapid growth (whether as an adolescent or through weight gain), using anabolic steroids or corticosteroids, or having a genetic disorder such as Cushing's or Marfan syndrome. Stretch marks don't really affect your quality of life for most people but you still might not be on board with keeping them around. Many women and men are ready to part ways with theirs, so if you're in that boat, we've got the tips for you.

Prevent with moisturizers

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If you haven't yet developed stretch marks, don't think you're out of the woods. The risk factors above can be applied to many years of a lifetime so if you think you're going to come up on some soon, prevention is always the best offense, according to Stretchmarks.org. That way, you're already ahead of the curve on stretch marks.

If possible, everyone likes to save a buck or two, especially when it comes to issues that are long-term. So, let's start with what you can do at home. One of the best things you can do is invest in some good moisturizing products that will keep your skin supple and soft throughout any stage of life. The softer and more hydrated/moisturized your skin is, the less likely it will tear if, or when, it is stretched.

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There are, of course, hundreds, if not thousands, of moisturizing products on the market. There's no need to make it complicated, though. Simple cocoa butter or even coconut oil will work well to keep your body's skin hydrated, soft, and supple. As long as you are religiously applying moisturizer to all parts of your skin, your skin should be able to take any kind of stretching. Make sure to be especially mindful of your abdomen, thighs, upper arms, buttocks, and breasts, as those areas are most likely to develop stretch marks.

Nourish with oils

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Our skin can also benefit from the nutrition, on top of their moisturizing properties, that is available in many applicable oils, on top of the fact that many of the following oils are also highly moisturizing. As before, there's no need to be especially complicated with your selection. Coconut oil can perform double duty as a moisturizer and also deliver some vitamin E, but other oils are more effective than coconut oil.

In a 2010 studypublished inPharmacognosy Magazine, grapeseed oil was found to be especially beneficial for the elasticity and suppleness of the skin, and it also helps the vitamin E and C in your skin to be used more efficiently. The same study also determined that an oil infusion, which included grapeseed and olive oils, of the herb kapoor kachari, or spiked ginger lily, was one of the most beneficial ingredients to improve hydration and viscoelasticity of the skin.

Oils can also be used as serums or with other products that can boost their effectiveness at entering the skin and providing benefits for longer. Glycolic acid, for example, is a humectant,which means that it draws and binds water to skin cells (viaDictionary.com). Therefore, it is very beneficial to improving the amount of water in your skin, helping to meet your skin's hydration needs.

Feed with food

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Making sure that your body is protected from the outside is one thing, but the inside is where it can really make a difference. Even in-office treatments of stretch marks rely on the body's ability to restructure and heal in many instances, but more on those later. If you want to keep the stretch marks at bay, increase your intake of collagen, protein, and vitamins C, D, and E.

Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in your body, and it decreases in production as our bodies age. There are multiple types of collagen, but type 3 is the kind found in the skin. This type helps to strengthen, hydrate, and improve the elasticity of your skin. A review of 11different studiesin the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology found that taking even as little as 3 grams of collagen per day orally helped to improve skin health. You can also increase your protein intake to reach your daily amount of collagen.

Vitamin C is also a necessary nutrient needed for the synthesizing of collagen, so eat foods such as broccoli, citrus, and bell peppers to get your daily intake. What's more, according to a case-referent study in the Journal of Dermatology Research and Practice, deficiencies in vitamin D have also been loosely linked to an increase in stretch marks. However, zinc plays a role in the wound healing process — stretch marks are essentially skin wounds — and in reducing inflammation, so ensuring that your vitamin and mineral needs are met is paramount.

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Hit the pharmacy

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If you've already noticed stretch marks on your body and aren't willing to put up with them but also don't have the hundreds to spend on doctor visits, consider some non-prescription and even drugstore options first. There are a few great products on the market that can help.

For instance, products such as Bio-Oil's Multi-Use Skincare Oil and Pai's Stretch Mark System can be great alternatives to minimize and fade your stretch marks. Bio-Oil has been lauded for its skin benefits since its inception, and many a mom has been grateful for its help in keeping stretch marks at bay during pregnancy. It can also be used to help minimize the appearance of already present stretch marks as well.

Pai's System is also touted for its stretch mark fading prowess and has many glowing reviews of the kind. Of course, don't expect these kinds of products to work overnight — or even by the end of the week. While minor differences might be visible to you within a short amount of time, typically two weeks to a month, patience and constant application are needed to see a major difference in your stretch marks. Non-prescription products will likely not completely rid your body of stretch marks, either. Depending on the size and color of your marks, pharmacy products will usually fade them or minimize their size, but they can't completely make them disappear.

Invest in retinol

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If you're ready for some bigger guns, try retinol for improving stretch marks. Retinol is the acidic variation of vitamin A and is commonly used for treating acne but can be beneficial when treating stretch marks, too. Retinol works by increasing cell turnover, which means that the top layer of your skin exfoliates faster with regular retinol applications. Consequently, new skin layers are made. Since stretch marks are basically where the skin is thinner or where it has scarred over, retinol's ability to increase the speed at which your body creates new skin cells can fade the appearance of stretch marks. Retinol works better on newer stretch marks but can be effective against old ones, especially if they're smaller.

Retinol can be found as over-the-counter lotions or serums, but stronger (higher percentage of retinol per additives) mixes can be prescribed by dermatologists, perSkincare.com. Of course, over-the-counter retinol will take longer to produce results, while prescription strength ones can have visible success in a few weeks. Stronger is not always better, though, especially if you have sensitive skin, as retinol in prescription-strength form can be highly irritating.

The most important thing to note with retinol, because it can be irritating to the skin by itself and also increases cell turnover rates, is that wearing sunscreen is a must. Wherever you're applying retinol should always be covered up with clothing or sunscreen to minimize the effects of ultraviolet light on already sensitive skin.

Go strong with tretinoin

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Tretinoinis the prescription-strength version of retinol, and it's usually applied in the form of a cream or gel (via Healthline). It is usually sold under brand names such as Retin-A, Tretin-X, and Rejuva and also in some combination creams, including Solage and Ziana. It is mostly used to treat acne and wrinkles, but it works on myriad other skin conditions as well.

There are only a few differences between retinol and tretinoin, the major one being that retinol is a natural source of vitamin A, while tretinoin is a synthetic version of vitamin A. Tretinoin is much stronger than retinol, so if retinol hasn't worked for you, you can try tretinoin for your skin. Since tretinoin is a stronger version of retinol, it should be used with caution especially at first. Your skin can be sensitive to the higher percentage and potency of vitamin A. A dermatologist will likely start you on a milder/weaker version and then bump you up if your skin can handle it and the case determines it is needed.

Tretinoin has mostly been linked to helping with early stretch marks, but that doesn't mean that it won't help older ones as well (via research published in Archives of Dermatology). Typically, you can start to see tretinoin cream working as early as two to three weeks into using it, but it can take up to six weeks to see its effects.

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Treat with microneedling

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Board-certified dermatologist Shari Sperling lists microneedling on her website as one of the options that her clinic offers to treat stretch marks — and for good reason. This procedure, which might sound scary but is actually pretty painless, is carried out by using a tool with many fine needles. The tool creates tiny wounds along the area being treated. These wounds then trigger your body to produce collagen and elastin to heal the area that is affected, which rebuilds your skin better and reduces or even disappears your stretch marks in the process.

Microneedling can also be used to create a greater surface area for products such as retinol and moisturizing creams to penetrate the skin. Because of this, the products will penetrate deeper and have a greater effect than if just slathered on without first getting the procedure.Usually, a few in-office treatments are needed to see the full effects of microneedling, but this procedure is still a cheaper option as compared to other in-office treatments for stretch marks. Microndeeling appointments have little discomfort and virtually no downtime, so they can be done any time — even on your lunch break! If you have a low pain threshold, your dermatologist can apply a topical numbing agent to help with the treatment, too.

Lasering to boost collagen

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Our second budget-savvy option for in-office treatments of stretch marks is laser therapy. The production of collagen can be stimulated by the use of laser therapy, which is the use of intense wavelengths of light or ultrasound. According to Dr. Cory Torgerson, one of Canada's most prominent facial plastic surgeons, ultrasound lasers deliver focused ultrasound energy at the surface of the skin to trigger the natural response of producing collagen. Light lasers, such as the Intense Pulsed Light treatment, are used to improve the appearance, texture, and tone of the skin.

Lasering is another treatment that works best together with other stretch mark therapies, and usually by taking oral supplements or applying topical creams before or after the procedure. The laser works from the outside in, while taking a cocktail of supplements helps your skin from the inside out. Applying moisturizing or retinol creams before and/or after laser therapy can also increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Generally, a few in-office visits are needed to see a difference in stretch marks, but laser therapy has seen great success in a wide variety of patients.

There is usually not much downtime with laser treatments and even the treatment itself is tolerable for most. You can expect warmth and redness, such as from a minor sunburn, for a few hours afterward. Otherwise, laser treatments are relatively painless, and most doctors, according to the Heliotherapy Institute, agree that, with time and multiple treatments, lasers are the most effective for basically erasing stretch marks.

Use your own platelets

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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that utilizes your own body — specifically, your blood and the platelets in it — to boost your collagen production (via Johns Hopkins School of Medicine). First, blood is first drawn from the patient and then centrifuged (spun down) to isolate the platelets. Then, those platelets are injected back into your stretch mark site or applied topically in a cream form. PRP utilizes your own body's regeneration properties to revitalize damaged skin and heal stretch marks. PRP was not developed originally for stretch marks originally, but it has gained popularity in recent years for many kinds of different uses in the regeneration of tired or scarred tissue.

PRP treatment is one of those treatments that is usually used in conjunction with others, such as microneedling or laser therapy, so that it can penetrate deeper into the skin or be used more effectively once injected. Alone, PRP works best on fresh stretch marks since your body can more effectively work to heal fresh wounds than old ones that are scarred over.Since PRP is an injectable treatment and some might not be so fond of needles, it isn't as popular of a choice for treating stretch marks. It's also more expensive and more of a hit-or-miss treatment than others because it depends on your own body, so it's not as recommended by dermatologists. But if nothing else has helped to diminish your stretch marks, PRP might be for you.

Add some fillers

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If needles don't put you off, you can also consider using fillers to minimize the appearance of stretch marks. There are a few compounds, such as poly-L lactic acid and diluted calcium hydroxyapatite,that a dermatologist can use in-office with minimal side effects. Both fillers are bio-stimulatory fillers that work by volumizing and stimulating collagen from within the scars. Poly-L lactic acid is a foreign substance so there is some risk of the body rejecting it and there is sometimes inflammation at the injection site which can last up to one week. An article in the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery lists dilute calcium hydroxyapatite as being approved for correcting moderate-to-severe wrinkles in the face and hands, but it has also shown success in improving skin laxity. Unfortunately, these injections are not permanent and usually last only 12 to 24 months, at which time another injection is needed.

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It's good to know that if stretch marks and you aren't the best of friends, you have some options to keep them at bay or get rid of them. It used to be that the options were pretty limited and you were stuck with them, whether you liked them or not, but now you can even prevent them with a few choice products. It doesn't have to break the bank either, as most of the options discussed here are within the budgets of many. Remember: your skin is what people see, so make sure you're proud of it — and know there you can be proud of stretch marks, too!

FAQs

How can I reduce the appearance of stretch marks? ›

In two large studies, applying hyaluronic acid to early stretch marks made the stretch marks less noticeable. Tretinoin is a retinoid, which may also make early stretch marks less noticeable. In one study, people who applied this prescription cream every night for 24 weeks had less noticeable stretch marks.

What is the fastest way to get rid of stretch marks at home? ›

Another simple home-made treatment to get rid of stretch marks is to mix a few drops of tea tree oil with a half teaspoon of olive oil and massage the oil gently all over the stretch marks. You can also add some coconut oil or vitamin E oil into it. Leave it on all night and wash off the next day.

Why do stretch marks appear? ›

The cause of stretch marks is stretching of the skin. Their severity is affected by several factors, including your genetics and the degree of stress on the skin. Your level of the hormone cortisol also might play a role. Cortisol — a hormone produced by the adrenal glands — weakens elastic fibers in the skin.

How can a teenage girl get rid of stretch marks permanently? ›

How Can I Get My Stretch Marks to Go Away? A dermatologist or plastic surgeon are doctors who can help treat stretch marks. They specialize in caring for the skin. To reduce the appearance of stretch marks, they might use prescription creams, microdermabrasion, and laser treatment.

Can salt cure stretch marks? ›

Sea Salt. Sea salt is fantastic for making an exfoliating body scrub that will help reduce the visibility of stretch marks.

How can I get rid of stretch marks in 3 days? ›

Baking soda is a natural exfoliant. It removes the dead skin cells and thus removes stretch marks whereas lemon has bleaching properties that lighten the skin. The mixture of baking soda and lemon juice is an effective and quick way to remove stretch marks.

Can Vaseline remove stretch marks? ›

Try massaging a moisturizing cream or lotion that contains petroleum jelly into your skin using circular motions – the physical act of massaging may be beneficial for stretch marks as it can help promote new tissue growth and break down the bands of collagen that form in the underlying tissue leading to stretch marks.

Can honey remove stretch marks? ›

While it is not possible to completely rid the body of stretch marks, natural remedies can help improve their appearance. Honey is one of the most common natural remedies to help reduce stretch marks. But the honey must be both raw and organic for it to work. The honey must be raw, meaning unfiltered and unprocessed.

How can I reduce stretch marks naturally? ›

  1. Control your weight. One of the most helpful things you can do to prevent stretch marks, whether you're pregnant or not, is to maintain a healthy weight. ...
  2. Stay hydrated. ...
  3. Eat a nutrient-rich diet. ...
  4. Include vitamin C in your diet. ...
  5. Soak up some vitamin D. ...
  6. Eat foods rich in zinc. ...
  7. Treat fresh stretch marks when they appear.

How long do stretch marks take to fade? ›

In general, stretch marks take between six and 12 months to fade. With treatment, they often fade faster.

What do stretch marks look like? ›

Stretch marks look like lines or streaks across the skin. Stretch marks can be pink, red, brown, black, silver or purple. They usually start off darker and fade over time. Stretch marks are most common on the tummy, breasts, chest, upper arms, legs, bottom, hips or back.

Why does my 13 year old have stretch marks? ›

It's common for stretch marks to appear during teen years when rapid growth of weight gain occurs. Other factors that make teens predisposed to stretch marks appearing include a genetic risk or family history of stretch marks, pregnancy, being overweight or obese, or topical or oral steroids, like prednisone.

Why does my 12 year old have stretch marks? ›

Stretch Marks are a Normal Part of Puberty

It is normal for teenagers to get some stretch marks. The marks occur when a person experiences a significant amount of growth or weight gain in a short period of time, such as during puberty. Getting stretch marks does not necessarily mean a person is overweight.

Can Sugar remove stretch marks? ›

Sugar. The fine grains of sugar work as a natural exfoliant. Scrubbing away dead skin cells can reduce the appearance of stretch marks, and it also promotes healthy blood circulation (with means increased healing power!)

Can Aloe Vera clear stretch marks? ›

Pure aloe vera is not only a good healing agent, but can also make skin smooth. Aloe vera gel contains glucomannan and gibberellin compound, which increase collagen synthesis and fade stretch marks.

Can coconut oil clear stretch marks? ›

Stretch marks can't be removed by using coconut oil or any other topically applied product. But coconut oil may improve the overall appearance of skin, which could reduce the look of stretch marks. It may also promote healing and prevent stretch marks from occurring.

Can moisturizer remove stretch marks? ›

Moisturizing. Plenty of moisturizers claim to minimize or get rid of stretch marks, but there's no evidence to back these claims. Most research suggests, in fact, that applying moisturizer to stretch marks has no effect on their appearance.

Can vitamin E remove stretch marks? ›

Vitamin E is an antioxidant known for its anti-aging and skin regenerating benefits. It's often used to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Combining vitamin E with these essential oils that have other skin-rejuvenating benefits may give your stretch mark treatment regimen a boost.

Can baby oil remove stretch marks? ›

Does baby oil reduce the appearance of scarring and stretch marks? There's no direct research showing that baby oil can reduce the appearance of facial scars and stretch marks on the body.

Do teenage stretch marks go away? ›

Stretch marks are a normal part of growing for many men and women. They can occur during puberty, pregnancy, or rapid muscle or weight gain. Stretch marks are not likely to go away on their own. However, there are ways that you can lessen their appearance.

What are the different types of stretch marks? ›

Types
  • Striae rubrae: Early or new stretch marks.
  • Striae albae: Older stretch marks.
  • Striae gravidarum: Pregnancy stretch marks.
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Does Nivea work on stretch marks? ›

Use Nivea's 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even skin tone. The 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil is free from Vitamin A, making it suitable for use throughout pregnancy. Other factors, like certain foods and exercises, can also help reduce the likelihood of stretch marks appearing.

How do you hide stretch marks on your legs? ›

Treatments to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks include:
  1. Moisturizers. Apply a vitamin-rich moisturizer, oil or lotion to your stretch marks. ...
  2. Exfoliation. Regular exfoliation will remove dead skin from your thighs and can improve skin regeneration.
  3. Topical creams. ...
  4. Laser therapy. ...
  5. Microdermabrasion.
4 Feb 2022

What causes stretch marks on the legs? ›

People get stretch marks when the middle layer of the skin, called the dermis, becomes stretched. They appear on the thighs either when a person gains weight or muscle around the thighs or when they lose weight in this area. Growth spurts and pregnancy can also cause stretch marks on the thighs.

How do celebrities avoid stretch marks during pregnancy? ›

Bio-Oil Skin Care Oil

Kim Kardashian and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (aka Duchess Kate) are both fans of Bio-Oil for keeping skin soft and stretch mark-free during pregnancy. According to the Bio-Oil website, this product has won 349 skincare awards and has become the No.

Can black soap remove stretch marks? ›

African black soap (also called African soap or black soap) is the latest skin care product to reach “holy grail” status, and for good reason. Touted as a solution for breakouts, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and everything in between, black soap is the ultimate beauty buy for those on a budget.

How do you make stretch mark cream? ›

Step 1: Mix together 2 tablespoons each of shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. Step 2: Add 10 drops of vitamin E oil. Step 3: Place mixture in a thick bottomed pan and stir over low heat until melted. Step 4: When the mixture is melted, whip with a whisk and then remove from heat.

Can I scrub my stretch marks away? ›

Exfoliate.

Since exfoliation helps remove old and worn out skin cells and replaces them with fresh new tissue, it's also a great way to help get rid of stretch marks.

Do all stretch marks turn white? ›

Over time, these red marks will typically fade to white or silver (striae alba). Eventually, some stretch marks may disappear completely. Not all marks will vanish, however. Red stretch marks are typically easier to treat.

Why wont my stretch marks disappear? ›

Your stretch marks will most likely never completely disappear, but they can fade with time, especially when properly treated. Stretch marks are commonly caused by pregnancy but can develop in men too. Older stretch marks become paler and more indented over time.

How long do stretch marks take to fade? ›

Stretch marks often fade over time and become unnoticeable. For women who develop stretch marks in pregnancy, these usually become less noticeable around 6 to 12 months after giving birth. Makeup can be used to conceal stretch marks on more exposed areas of the body while they are more pronounced.

Do stretch marks go away with exercise? ›

Regular exercise has a variety of benefits, but it cannot make your stretch marks go away. Stretch marks are essentially scars and exercise cannot repair scar tissue or repair the ruptured collagen and elastin.

Do teenage stretch marks go away? ›

Stretch marks are a normal part of growing for many men and women. They can occur during puberty, pregnancy, or rapid muscle or weight gain. Stretch marks are not likely to go away on their own. However, there are ways that you can lessen their appearance.

Can Vaseline remove stretch marks? ›

Try massaging a moisturizing cream or lotion that contains petroleum jelly into your skin using circular motions – the physical act of massaging may be beneficial for stretch marks as it can help promote new tissue growth and break down the bands of collagen that form in the underlying tissue leading to stretch marks.

Do all stretch marks turn white? ›

Over time, these red marks will typically fade to white or silver (striae alba). Eventually, some stretch marks may disappear completely. Not all marks will vanish, however. Red stretch marks are typically easier to treat.

Which medicine is best for stretch marks? ›

Retinoid cream.

Derived from vitamin A, retinoids — such as tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova, Avita) — that you apply to your skin may improve the appearance of stretch marks less than a few months old.

Why wont my stretch marks disappear? ›

Your stretch marks will most likely never completely disappear, but they can fade with time, especially when properly treated. Stretch marks are commonly caused by pregnancy but can develop in men too. Older stretch marks become paler and more indented over time.

Are stretch marks normal? ›

Even supermodels like Chrissy Teigen have them.

Can aloe vera remove stretch marks? ›

If you are looking for ways to lighten and get rid of these stretch marks, look no further than the healing properties of aloe vera. Enriched with enzymes, nutrients and vitamins it improves skin elasticity and heals stretch marks faster.

Why are my stretch marks red? ›

You can think of new stretch marks as small injuries to your skin. Your skin then has a mild inflammatory response as your tissues try to adapt to the stretching effects. This explains why fresh stretch marks are red.

Do boys care about stretch marks? ›

Yes, believe it or not, some guys find stretch marks sexy. Stretch marks can be seen as badges of honor – a physical representation of the hard work and dedication you've put in. While some people may see them as blemishes, those who find them sexy see them as something to be celebrated.

Is it normal for a 13 year old to have stretch marks on her breasts? ›

Hormonal changes that occur during puberty can trigger a rapid growth of breast tissue. As the breast tissue increases, the skin stretches. The thinning of the skin can lead to stretch marks on the breasts. Stretch marks are a normal part of puberty for many girls.

Why do I have stretch marks at 11? ›

It's common for stretch marks to appear during teen years when rapid growth of weight gain occurs. Other factors that make teens predisposed to stretch marks appearing include a genetic risk or family history of stretch marks, pregnancy, being overweight or obese, or topical or oral steroids, like prednisone.

Can lotion reduce stretch marks? ›

Some research has shown that moisturizers with high levels of vitamin E and collagen (one of the substances that provides the skin with elasticity) may be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

Does Nivea work on stretch marks? ›

Use Nivea's 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil to visibly reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even skin tone. The 4 in 1 Firming Body Oil is free from Vitamin A, making it suitable for use throughout pregnancy. Other factors, like certain foods and exercises, can also help reduce the likelihood of stretch marks appearing.

How do you hide stretch marks on your legs? ›

Treatments to reduce the appearance of your stretch marks include:
  1. Moisturizers. Apply a vitamin-rich moisturizer, oil or lotion to your stretch marks. ...
  2. Exfoliation. Regular exfoliation will remove dead skin from your thighs and can improve skin regeneration.
  3. Topical creams. ...
  4. Laser therapy. ...
  5. Microdermabrasion.
4 Feb 2022

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